PRWeb: California Public Media Education Service Integrates Educational Resources from Multiple California Public Media Stations in One Place for Teachers

PRWeb: California Public Media Education Service Integrates Educational Resources from Multiple California Public Media Stations in One Place for Teachers (PRESS RELEASE). “The California Public Media Education Service puts the educational resources from multiple California public media stations all in one place for teachers to easily browse and use, regardless of which region they might live in. The Service is hosted on the PBS LearningMedia platform and features resources for all educators serving children from 2 years old through 12th grade. Resources include professional development courses and webinars as well as classroom media and lesson plans for use with students. The Service also includes a digital collection that teachers can share with their students’ families. Additionally, stations are broadcasting educational content regionally to help create a bridge to learning for those without reliable internet access at home.”

Los Angeles Times: Californians are testing positive for COVID-19 at the lowest rate on record

Los Angeles Times: Californians are testing positive for COVID-19 at the lowest rate on record. “Over the last seven days, just 3.5% of COVID-19 tests in California came back positive, the lowest rate since the state began reporting the data in late March. A month ago, the positive test rate was nearly twice as high. The number of new confirmed cases has fallen to the lowest level since mid-June, according to a Times analysis of state data. Hospitalizations for COVID-19 have fallen to the lowest levels since the start of April, with 2,869 patients in hospital beds Saturday.”

Los Angeles Times: Why are so many schools closed when California cleared them to reopen?

Los Angeles Times: Why are so many schools closed when California cleared them to reopen?. “The recent decline of new coronavirus cases in California has freed 25 counties to reopen schools in the weeks ahead. On Sept. 1, San Diego County — home to the second-largest school district in the state — got the go-ahead. Orange County is on track to reopen schools on Sept. 22. San Francisco, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz are also cleared to soon open. But state and county clearance are only the first steps. In sprawling and diverse Orange and San Diego counties — and in the future Los Angeles County — school district leaders face disparate situations and complicated decisions that must take into account neighborhood COVID-19 rates, the size of the district, parent opinions and negotiations with employee unions.”

Los Angeles Times: Food box deliveries to needy California seniors cut off because of USDA cheese rule

Los Angeles Times: Food box deliveries to needy California seniors cut off because of USDA cheese rule. “Tens of thousands of low-income California seniors stopped receiving home deliveries of free food just as COVID-19 cases and deaths in the state were peaking, thanks to a century-old federal policy to include surplus cheese in government aid packages.”

Fast Company: This tool is mapping every tree in California to help stop megafires

Fast Company: This tool is mapping every tree in California to help stop megafires. “If you zoom in on a new map of California, you’ll start to see that the fields of green that represent the forest are actually made up of individual green points, and each point represents a real, individual tree. The tool, called the California Forest Observatory, uses AI and satellite images to create an ultradetailed view of the state’s forests—aiding work to prevent the type of catastrophic megafires that the state is experiencing now.”

Washington Post: California’s GOP Senate leader was under quarantine. She spoke with no mask at a huge prayer event anyway.

Washington Post: California’s GOP Senate leader was under quarantine. She spoke with no mask at a huge prayer event anyway.. “In front of thousands of worshipers packed shoulder-to-shoulder outside the Capitol, California Senate Minority Leader Shannon Grove (R) grabbed the microphone on Sunday and promised the huge church event would have a real impact…. But state leaders are warning the event’s impact could actually be a mass coronavirus outbreak. Although Grove’s permit allowed 1,000 people and required social distancing, the California Highway Patrol said three times as many showed up; videos showed virtually no social distancing or masks in the crowd.”

Fox 26: New website aims to help both landlords and tenants struggling payments

Fox 26: New website aims to help both landlords and tenants struggling payments. “Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that there’s a new resource available for people worried about evictions. That includes both tenants and landlords. Monday, Governor Newsom signed a law to temporarily ban evictions for anyone who can’t pay rent because of coronavirus.”

San Francisco Chronicle: Worried about Bay Area smoke? Here’s how to look up the air quality in your microclimate

San Francisco Chronicle: Worried about Bay Area smoke? Here’s how to look up the air quality in your microclimate . “The air over much of the Bay Area is generally clean, thanks to ocean breezes. But when the skies fill with wildfire smoke, that changes. For your health and safety, it’s vital to know the latest air quality information in your community. But it can be hard to find, especially since the Bay Area has so many microclimates. Here is a guide to resources that can help you monitor and understand your local air quality.” This article was written for people in the Bay Area, but it has plenty of resources for California in general and a couple for the entire United States.

New York Times: Why Influencers Won’t Stop Partying Anytime Soon

New York Times: Why Influencers Won’t Stop Partying Anytime Soon. “California, where coronavirus cases remained low in the first few months of the pandemic, has experienced a summer outbreak. Last week it became the first state to report half a million cases, according to a database maintained by The New York Times, and the infection rate has been especially high in Los Angeles County. Still, many of its young residents keep partying.”

Los Angeles Times: Serious breakdown in California systems cause inaccurate coronavirus numbers

Los Angeles Times: Serious breakdown in California systems cause inaccurate coronavirus numbers. “A breakdown in the electronic collection of coronavirus test data is hampering California’s pandemic response, with some public health officials resorting to counting results by hand and a growing number of counties warning the public that statistics provided by the state on infection rates are unreliable.”

CanIndia News: Google unveils new California wildfire map in Search, SOS alerts

CanIndia News: Google unveils new California wildfire map in Search, SOS alerts. “As the devastating wildfires tore through Northern California, Google on Thursday launched a new wildfire boundary map in Search and Maps SOS alerts to provide deeper insights for areas impacted by an ongoing wildfire.”

Orange County Register: UC Irvine scientists launch coronavirus tracking site that compares Orange County to others

Orange County Register: UC Irvine scientists launch coronavirus tracking site that compares Orange County to others. “A team of UC Irvine scientists on Monday launched a coronavirus tracking website that distills important pandemic metrics and compares Orange County’s case, hospitalization and death averages against other large counties around California.”

Coronavirus: Los Angeles to shut off water and power to party houses (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Los Angeles to shut off water and power to party houses. “The mayor of Los Angeles has said the city will be authorised to shut off water and power to properties where large parties and gatherings are held despite restrictions imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. Eric Garcetti said house parties had become ‘nightclubs in the hills’ and that the focus would be on gatherings ‘posing significant public dangers’.”

SF Gate: California’s growing virus data collection headache

SF Gate: California’s growing virus data collection headache. “California has stopped removing or adding to a list of counties facing more restrictions on businesses and schools as it tries to determine the impact from an unresolved technical problem with the state’s coronavirus testing database, health officials said Wednesday. The state has recorded a highest-in-the-nation 525,000 positive tests. But California health officials say the true number is even higher. They don’t know how much so until they can add backlogged testing data and fix the problem with the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE).”

‘Underserved and underfunded’: Inside California’s county hit hardest by COVID-19 (Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles Times: ‘Underserved and underfunded’: Inside California’s county hit hardest by COVID-19. “As most of California begins a second shutdown over the pandemic, no place has been hit as hard as Imperial County. In the last two weeks, the county has averaged 688.1 infections per 100,000 people, compared with Los Angeles County’s 400.3. Its mortality rate is the highest in the state, averaging 25.5 deaths per 100,000 people — four times greater than L.A. County’s.”